John M. Colmers, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, February 2007. Photo by Mark Odell.
Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Children's Cabinet, 2007-. Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2007-; Maryland Pandemic Influenza Coordinating Committee, 2007-; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2007-. Member, Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2007-; Appalachian States Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission, 2007-; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2007-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2007-; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 2007-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2007-; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 2007-; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-; State Advisory Council on Medical Privacy and Confidentiality, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, 2007-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2007-; Rural Maryland Council, 2007-; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2007-; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-. Board of Directors, Maryland Health Insurance Plan, 2008-. Vice-Chair, Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, 2008-. Member, Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-; Task Force to Study Financial Matters Relating to Long-Term Care Facilities, 2008-; Task Force to Review Physician Shortages in Rural Areas, 2008-; Advisory Council on Prescription Drug Monitoring, 2008-; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-. Chair, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2008- (member, 2007-). Member, Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009-.
Member, Task Force on Minority Participation in the Environmental Community, 2007. Chair, Task Force on Health Care Access and Reimbursement, 2007-08. Member, Task Force to Study the Developmental Disabilities Administration Rate-Payment Systems, 2007-08; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 2007-08; Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Developing Urban Senior Care Communities in Baltimore City, 2007-08; Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans, 2007-08; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08; Task Force to Study Issues Related to Students Subject to Multiple Suspensions, 2008.
Executive Director, State Health Services Cost Review Commission, 1987-93 (chief, methodology dept., and deputy director, 1981-87); Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, 1993-99; Maryland Health Care Commission, 1999-2000.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, September 26, 1953. The Johns Hopkins University, B.S. (political science & psychology), 1975; University of North Carolina, M.P.H. (health administration), 1977. Chair, Reforming States Group, 1998-2000 (member, 1994-98; national bipartisan healthcare reform group). Member, Committee on the National Quality Report on Health Care Delivery, Institute of Medicine, 2000. Co-Chair, Steering Committee on Serious, Reportable Events, The National Quality Forum, 2000-01. Senior Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund, 2000-07. Contributing editor, American Journal of Public Health, 2001-. Chair, Board of Directors, CareFirst of Maryland, Inc., 2004-07. Chair, Board of Directors, Academy Health, 2009- (member, 2004-; executive committee; treasurer).
July 1, 2009
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